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Our master’s degree begins with core courses in Scripture, systematic theology, and Church history, providing a survey of different areas and a focus on key texts, people, and events. Students then can shape their own curriculum while taking more responsibility for their learning.
Successful completion of the Master of Arts (Theology) degree requirements will enable you to:
Students should take these basic courses, if they are offered, before taking another course.
At the start of your studies, in conversation with the Director of the Graduate Theology Program, you will outline your learning goals for the degree.
While some students may seek a broad survey of Catholic theology, others will focus their coursework in a particular area. You will choose the rest of your curriculum based on your goals.
This will include eight courses (24 credit hours) and a concluding exercise (3 credit hours) for a total of 36 credits to earn the degree.
For those preparing to teach high school theology, we recommend this Program of Study.
The final requirement for the Master of Arts (Theology) degree is a concluding exercise that shows achievement of the learning outcomes associated with the degree. Usually undertaken in your last semester of studies, it can be completed after finishing 30 hours of coursework, including all core requirements. You will choose one of four options:
Textual Analysis Essays
Pastoral Research Project